Originally Posted by overlander63
A very simple way to cull the member list is to choose "Members List" from the upper blue bar, then click the "posts" button at the top of the first page. This will sort members in descending order by number of posts.
I'd like to inject an observation here and thank everyone for putting in their excellent perspectives. This whole thing was prompted by a new member's post who said he needed help in southern Iowa, so I went to the members list just to see who might be local to him. Not being as smart as Shari, I got a little frustrated ... and noticed how long the list was. A little more looking and I became convinced that there sure must be a lot inactive (however that ought to be defined) names in the list. Somehow this got diverted into a "study" of the most active posters.
Gary's (#13) and GStephens (#17) posts really speak to me. You don't have to be a high poster to be well-regarded or valued. It is the quality of the contribution. And if some members just come and read and that helps Andy keep the forums alive, that's great.
But I'm still curious how many names in the members list are completely inactive--showed up once, signed in, and never came back?
Over and out,
PS--what happened to the karma button in this thread?